Will veneers damage my tooth’s natural structure?
- Posted on: Feb 15 2020
The dentists of Boutique Smiles of Manhattan in New York, NY ensure patients have a variety of cosmetic solutions to improve the appearance of their smiles. This includes restorative treatments such as the placement of porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin facings made of ceramic that a dentist bonds over the front of a tooth to change its appearance and disguise imperfections.
Porcelain veneers are best for treating:
• Spaces between teeth
• Misaligned teeth
• Broken/chipped teeth
• Permanently discolored teeth
• Unusually shaped teeth
Our dentists work closely with patients to help them determine if porcelain veneers are right for them.
Will veneers damage my tooth?
To place porcelain veneers, the dentist needs to prepare the tooth. For preparations, the natural tooth enamel may be filed down prior to completing dental impressions to create the final restoration. This doesn’t necessarily “damage” the tooth structure. Instead, it ensures that the veneer can be placed without adding unwanted bulk to the tooth. It is important to understand, however, that the filed enamel cannot be replaced, and therefor porcelain veneers should be a long-term solution that will not be reversed. The dentists at Boutique Smiles of Manhattan will advise patients of what to expect after they have had veneers placed.
Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Veneers are best used on the teeth near the front of the smile, sometimes referred to as the “social six” or the “anterior teeth.” These teeth often do well with the placement of porcelain veneers, while teeth further back in the mouth are better suited for dental crowns. During an initial evaluation, our dentists will decide if a patient is a good candidate for this or other restorative treatment options available.
Speak with our providers today!
At Boutique Smiles of Manhattan, our team is committed to assisting patients in achieving their cosmetic desires for their smiles. If you live in the area of New York, NY and are considering restorative or aesthetic treatments for the teeth and gums, call our practice at (212) 262-2952 and discuss your options. Our practice is located at 141 East 55th Street, Suite 2B and accepts new patients.
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